Durango, Colorado Campgrounds and RV Parks

  1. United Campground
  2. Lightner Creek Campground
  3. Alpen Rose RV Park
  4. Junction Creek Campground
  5. Durango KOA
  6. Westerly RV Park
  7. Lower Hermosa Campground
  8. Snowslide Campground
  9. Kroeger Campground
  10. Durango Riverside Resort & RV Park
  11. Durango Year Round RV Park
  12. Miller Creek Campground
  13. Bayfield Riverside RV Park
  14. Florida Campground
  15. Transfer Park Campground
  16. Target Tree Campground
  17. Sky Ute Fairgrounds
  18. Vallecito Resort RV Park
  19. Haviland Lake Campground
  20. Graham Creek Campground

Durango, CO

If you wish to explore the numerous attractions of the Durango area, you will find full service campgrounds and RV parks available near town, as well as at least eight primitive campgrounds in San Juan National Forest to the north.

In historic downtown Durango, there is free parking and the grid layout makes walking and locating destinations easy. Restaurants and gift shops are handy in this foot-friendly Old West-themed town. If you like museums, there is the Animas Museum, housed in an old school house, in the north part of town off Main Avenue. For children, the Durango Discovery Museum on Camino del Rio is a good choice. Or you might wish to visit the Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum on 16th Street.

The Henry Strater Theater, on Main Avenue, offers musical melodramas and vaudeville acts, in keeping with the historic past of the area.

Mesa Verde National Park is a main attraction only 30 miles to the west. More camping is available near Mesa Verde National Park in and around Cortez where you can find full service RV parks and about eight primitive campgrounds.

While in Mesa Verde NP, explore the cliff dwellings, which are a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. These ruins, remnants of a civilization of farmers and hunters from the 6th century and onwards, were discovered in 1870 and the park was created in 1906 to preserve them.

If you are interested in horseback riding stables, there are at least four near Durango: Buck's Livery, Hole in the Wall Stables, Rapp Corral, and Southfork Riding Stables and Outfitters. Hiking opportunities are many. Durango's trail system includes Rim Trail/Campus Loop, a segment which can also be biked and which ends in the beautiful grounds of Fort Lewis College. Views of the town are reputed to be breathtaking.

A narrow gauge tourist railway runs between Durango and Silverton, with the route taking you through San Juan National Forest. You can find full service RV parks and primitive campgrounds near Silverton, too. In San Juan NF, you can see 14ers, mountains which are 14,000 ft. or higher, whose lower slopes are covered with forests of aspen, spruce, and Gambel's oak, richly colored in the fall.

San Juan NF also offers over 200 day hiking trails, which are accessible from Columbine Road, Dolores Road or Pagosa Road, all within the forest. In addition, there are at least 50 backpacking trails. You can fish the waters of the San Juan and Animas Rivers. You might choose to stay at a campground in the forest to be near these pleasures.

In winter, there are backcountry activities, plus three or more ski resorts. Of these, Durango Mountain Resort offers year-round activities, including skiing and snowboarding and sleigh rides. Some of the Durango area RV parks are open year round. Hiking, zipline rides, disc golf and climbing walls are part of the summer schedule.

In summer, go golfing. Choose from among three clubs: Hillcrest Golf Club, public, scenic, very popular and well-priced or Dalton Ranch Golf Club, which is semi-private and has a public restaurant with spectacular views of the Animas River Valley. Reports rate it as a tough course. The Cliffs at Tamarron Golf Club is set in the Hermosa Cliffs. All three offer 18 holes.

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